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Poltrona di Proust

Designed by Alessandrom Mendini, (born 1931), in 1978. Carved and painted wood, painted upholstery. Marks: in black script on reverse of front seat rail 'A. Mendini 1991'. Carved wood frame with ornate tri-partite scrolling crest.


By 1992, sold by Gabriele Ammann (sole agent for Studio Alchimia in Germany) to Rolf Sachs; 1995, sold by Rolf Sachs through Theo Theodorou, Dulwich, London, to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 1995)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. S. M. B. Roby and Samuel Putnam Avery Fund, by exchange

Italian (Milan), designed in 1978; manufactured 1991

Object Place

Milan, Italy

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Medium or Technique

Carved and painted wood and painted cotton upholstery